Webley volume production revolvers started to appear around 1853 as the Webley Longspur. From then on Webley revolvers developed and evolved to meet market requirements. Often many different models in many different calibres were produced at the same time. Because of this complex numbers of guns it is difficult to date revolvers, as the production records are no longer in our possession.
Webley started producing Air Pistols in 1924 and today still produce Air Pistols to the same design principle (see below the Tempest) The early Air Pistols were marked with serial numbers up to the beginning of World War 2. Later Pistols were the marked with usually a threedigit batch number. This was to identify parts that were fitted to specific guns has they were processed round the factory. No Air Pistols were produced 1940-1945. Guns with BIRMINGHAM 4 on the side of the cylinder were made up to 1958 after which the 4 was Removed. Below are some approximate production dates that will help you date your Webley Air Pistol.
Webley started producing Air Rifle in 1926. And currently produce a fine range of air rifles and air pistols that are available worldwide. Webley experimented with pneumatic air rifles in the 1960’s. Production air rifles became available in the late 1990’s The factory production information is not available. Below are some approximate production dates that will help you date your Webley Air Rile.
In 1897 P Webley & Son amalgamated with W & C Scott & Sons , forming The Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Company of Birmingham and 78 Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Up until the mid 1920’s guns were produced as either Webley & Scott or W & C Scott models. Production of Webley & Scott Shotguns continued up until 1978 at which time a seperate company, W&C Scott( Gunmakers) Limited was formed and in 1985 was bought by Holland and Holland.
In 2006 under new ownership re-introduced a new range of shotguns manufactured throughout the
world using blending fine craftsmanship and the latest technology to give quality guns at a good value price
Spare parts for all Webley products are available from: TW Chambers